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Past Lives?

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I wonder if this is how past lives appear to us: in the form of images during meditation. I have, on a couple of occaisions, had images of people flash out of the darkness, in quite good clarity - people I had never seen before, who seemed somehow connected but also strangely alien. If these are images from past lives then I am not reaching back more than a century or so. The clothing is too modern. The gender has always so far been male and the images from late in life. And they both looked like manual laborers, one I thought was a railway worker of some kind. They looked like they had lived hard lives. Sorry, no Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Vision is Mind
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Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
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pink_trike,

Good points.
Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he is indeed the noblest victor who conquers himself. ---Dhp 103

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"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Vision is Mind
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Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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